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Are Children with Mental Disabilities Getting the SSI Benefits They Deserve?

by | Sep 22, 2015 | Social Security Disability |

Are Children with Mental Disabilities Getting the SSI Benefits They Deserve?

On September 11, 2015, Dr. James M. Perrin, professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and former president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, appeared on the Here & Now radio new program to discuss whether children with mental disabilities are receiving the Supplemental Security Income benefits they deserve. Dr. Perrin served on a committee that recently released a study that looked at the SSI program for children with mental disorders. Dr. Perrin’s interview is certainly worth a listen. He specifically suggests that there are many children who should be receiving SSI who simply aren’t getting the benefits they deserve. Dr. Perrin also talks about the misconception that low income families will try to abuse the system.

If you have a child with a mental disability and you believe he or she may be entitled to SSI benefits, contact the experienced disability attorneys at Gardberg & Kemmerly, P.C. today at 251-343-1111 to discuss a potential claim. Our office has been representing children in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, and Louisiana in their claims for SSI for almost 30 years and we would love to talk with you about yours.


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